Visitors to Whitehaven harbour are being warned to expect some disruption after a sewer burst on West Strand yesterday evening.
The burst caused some damage to the road and has resulted in temporary access arrangements at the West Strand Marina and car park, Old New Quay car park and The Beacon Museum.
Initial repair work in the early hours of Friday 21 July revealed that the pipe, which normally carries wastewater from the local pumping station up to Whitehaven treatment works, is covered in concrete.
United Utilities say they took the decision to stop work at 3am and continue this morning:
Urgent repairs have begun to a Whitehaven Harbour, which was battered by storms.
More than three hundred thousand pounds is going to be spent to restore the structure, parts of which are nearly 400 years old.
Hannah McNulty has more.
Urgent repairs have begun to a Whitehaven Harbour, which was battered by storms. More than three hundred thousand pounds is going to be spent to restore the structure - parts of which are nearly 400 years old. Hannah McNulty reports
Copeland Borough Council, the Environment Agency and the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners have secured £324,000 to repair storm damage to flood defences at Whitehaven Harbour.
Work is under way to repair damage to Whitehaven Harbour.
The Environment Agency, Copeland Borough Council and the Whitehaven Harbour Commission has secured more than £300,000 for repairs.
Damaged stonework will be replaced and the structure strengthened to protect against future bad weather.
Maintenance work is also being carried out on the lock gates.
Work is beginning to repair storm damage to Whitehaven Harbour.
The structure, part of which is an ancient monument, was badly damaged by huge waves and winds of up to 100 miles per hour in December.
Repair work has begun on Whitehaven Harbour after it was battered by record-high waves.
The lock will be closed for two weeks as part of the annual maintenance programme.
The main focus of the repairs will centre on the 56-tonne outer gate.
In the west of the region, engineers have been assessing the damage at Whitehaven Harbour after it was pounded by ferocious waves.
The old quay is closed to the public and engineers say they don't know when it will be repaired or how much it will cost. Katie Hunter reports: